TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | 11/8 – 11/10

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We woke up to the first frost on the No Country shaggin’ wagon, but that was just a teaser.  It’s supposed to be a nice weekend, and there are few great daytime treats to keep you smiling.  Remember to save room for the nights though, because it is another busy one.  Have a look at all of our staff picks in the latest edition of This Weekend in Nashville.

FRIDAY

BLANK RANGE
@ Soulshine Pizza | 7pm | FREE | All Ages

Lightning 100’s band of the week, Blank Range, play Soulshine Pizza TONIGHT. Can you dig jammy, 90’s alternative for free at an already groovy venue? The rock and roll gentlemen just came out with their first vinyl with L100’s pick “Scrapin'” and cowboy lullaby “Before I Go To Sleep.” The show’s already free; why not shell out the $6 for the up-and-comers’ 7″? [OF]

MAYDAY MALONE W/ THE COAL MEN AND HURRICANE DOYLE
@ The 5 Spot | 9pm | $7 | 21+

Mayday Malone is reviving blue collar American roots music one Tom Petty-inspired riff at a time. The Coal Men will also take the 5 Spot stage with gut-wrenching songwriting and classic Americana rock with a hint of pop. The Coal Men began in 1999 and continue to produce quality, distressingly underrated albums. Hurricane Doyle plays harder rock ‘n roll with country pop. Consider the lyrics: “Jesus help me quit this honky tonky/ On second thought, Jesus, never mind.” [OF]

OAK CREEK BAND W/ THE ELECTRIC HEARTS, DOWN HOME, SCOTT REVEY, AND ANGELICA ROCKNE
@ The Basement | 8pm | $5 | 21+

We already ran through the lineup earlier, so we’ll take you back there for a full preview to show you why this is a top pick for Friday night! [MH]

ZEKE DUHON AND FRIENDS
@ 12th & Porter | 7pm | FREE  | 18+

I have to admit, when I heard the name “Zeke Duhon,” the first words out of my mouth were “Da fuh?” But what’s in a name? In his case, it doesn’t matter. This kid has been writing songs since he was 13, and Lightning 100 isn’t pushing him for no reason. He’s good. He might have that emo thing going on—something we all love to hate (but actually love); he might preach “I was once lost, but now I’m found,” and we might cry a little in recognition; but he also pays homage to our lord and savior, Johnny Cash, with a rendition of “Folsom Prison Blues.”  This will not only be fun, but free. Luh dat. [SS]

DISCOFACE W/ MIKE D. GUSTO AND ROSEGOLD
@ The End | 9pm | $5 | 18+

DiscoFace does DiscoRap. ’Nuff Said.” A true exhibition of Nashville’s underground hip hop scene, DiscoFace (J3 aka James Scott and Snake Eyes aka Evan Durocher) shows little sign of Southern rap influence, but of big city glam. In other words, get ready to cut up that rug in style. Rosegold and twenty-three-year-old hip hop artist Mike D. Gusto will also perform, offering his brand of positive, conscious hip hop accompanied by vinyl samples of old jazz, R&B, Motown and rock. Listen to DiscoFace‘s most recent track release from July 2013, “HTIEB.” [SS]

HOUNDMOUTH W/ WHEELER BROTHERS AND SCOTT CARNEY (OF WAX FANG)
@ Mercy Lounge | 9pm | $12 | 18+

The first time I heard Houndmouth I knew I was going to be hooked. Old school lyrics mixed with feel-good melodies will have you singing along while organs and 60’s southern rock riffs make it almost impossible to stand still. Go ahead. Listen to their song “Penitentiary” below. It will confirm your decision to grab some tickets and head down to the Mercy Lounge tonight.  Doors open at 8pm. [SM]

DREW HOLCOMB AND THE NEIGHBORS W/ JUDAH AND THE LION
@ Cannery Ballroom | 8pm | $15 | 18+

Nashville Americana rockers Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors will be playing TONIGHT at Cannery Ballroom! Joined by his wife, Ellie Holcomb, and bandmates Nathan Dugger and Rich Brinsfield, this show is set to be a good time for all. They are playing in support of their latest album Good Light which you can check out here. You can also head over to Nashville Time Machine and listen to Drew’s story and a couple of performances (including a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Highway Patrolman”). Sounds pretty killer, right? Definitely not something you’re gonna want to miss out on. Not to mention, local Judah and the Lion are opening and they are an awesome local act that is absolutely worth arriving early to see. [KA]

YOUNG THE GIANT
@ The High Watt | 10pm | SOLD OUT | 18+

We hope you snagged your Young the Giant tickets quick, because this is going to be a crazy one! With a brand new Justin Meldal-Johnsen-produced album on the way, a new deal with Fueled by Ramen, and a great new single (see below), the indie rockers are setting themselves up for a great 2014. [PO]

SLEIGHBELLS W/ DOLDRUMS
@ Marathon Music Works | 9pm | $23ADV/$25DOS | 18+

Ah, Noisepop. The ever-uneven wild card in the deck of music genres. It’s too grown up to be compared to the music you used to listen to, but still too obscure for decent radio exposure.  Sleigh Bells seems to want to change that with the tour of their latest album Bitter Rivals, which has given the Brooklyn band some moderately-favorable reviews that warrant a show this Friday (11/8) at Marathon Music Works. And in the move that makes you go from “WTF” to “I could see that”, Doldrums will be rounding out the show with a touch of dystopian jazz. Should make for a weird-but-good time. Tickets can be purchased at the Marathon Music Works website. [HC]

MYSTERY TWINS (ALBUM RELEASE) W/ BULLY AND WOODEN WAND
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $7 | 18+

Mystery Twins, guitarist Doug Lehmann and drummer Stephanie Brush (one half of critically-acclaimed Nashville band The Clutters), initiate the release of their first full-length, Ghost in the Ground—14 tracks of stripped-down, “no frills” rock and roll. They play with local indie-rock band Bully and alt-folk oufit Wooden Wand. Major plus: with purchase of entry, you receive a copy of Ghost in the Ground on CD or vinyl. Check out the Mystery Twins’ full album promo below. It’s worth a full listen from start to finish. [SS]

SATURDAY

ROXY REVIVAL – SAVE THE ROXY THEATER
@ The Roxy Theater | 10am-10pm | FREE | All Ages

Featuring local acts like Auto Defiance, Jon Byrd, Shelby Bottom String Band, Scott Revey, Moseley, The Static Trees, Richie Owens and the Farm Bureau, Youngest Daughter, Buffalo Clover, Heavy Sole, Blackfoot Gypsies, & The Joy of Painting, the 4pm showing of the original “Planet of the Apes” is like the cherry on top. This all day event is a benefit to save The Roxy Theater, and, in a dwindling world of local, quaint, and neighborhoody, this cause is something we are behind 100%. The event will also feature craft vendors and food trucks, and, while it is free to attend, don’t be a cheap-ass… make a contribution for a good cause! [MH]

WOODEN WAND
@ Grimey’s | 5pm | FREE | All Ages

Looking for something fun to do on the cheap,  possibly even with some rugrats in tow? Head on over to EVERYONE’S favorite local record shop and soak in the alt-folk sounds of Wooden Wand, the stage name for talented songwriter James Jackson Toth. He’s also opening for MYSTERY TWINS (see post above) if you’ve already reached fanboy status but Saturdays show won’t cost you a thing… Other than the inevitable impulse record purchases. [JR]

MIMOSA  W/ MANIC FOCUS AND BOGL
@ Anthem | 10pm | $15-$30 | 18+

Blending elements of hip hop and dubstep, eclectic DJ Mimosa will be rocking the house at Anthem on Saturday. Though Minnesota was initially also slated to spin, he was forced to drop out. No word yet on replacements, but headliners Manic Focus and BOGL are still on tap. You might just end up with an extended Mimosa set, and that’s not a bad way to spend a night out. [PO]

MILKTOOTH W/ THE FUTURE LAUREATES AND NUDITY
@ The 5 Spot | 9pm | $5 | 21+

Nashville’s indie rockers Milktooth will be playing a “mystery” cover at the show. They leaked it by posting a B&W snippet of Purple Rain‘s album artwork. Does that make it any less awesome? If anything, I’m more pumped about this show. Fingers crossed they follow up with 2006’s “Black Sweat”. Chicago’s The Future Laureates are a rising folk pop outfit with reggae rock influence. As if the energy couldn’t get any higher, NUDITY announced they will be covering Flo Rida. The Future Laureates haven’t said a word about a cover. Are they really good at secrets? Or will they be the odd band out? [OF]

DAVID RAMIREZ W/ LOGAN BRILL
@ The High Watt | 9pm | $10 | 18+

Sometimes in this brave new world of folk filled with multi-instrumental players, multi-haramonizing singers and over production it’s easy to forget where it all really came from. Don’t worry. Austin, TX native David Ramirez is here to remind you. He’s just a dude with his guitar telling stories and stirring emotion through song. Nothing more … well other than Logan Brill who is equally up to the task of taking you back to what folk used to be. Before it was the back drop to shitty banking commercials.  [JR]

TWO COW GARAGE W/ KENT GOOLSBY AND TODD FARRELL
@ The Basement | 9pm | $7 | 21+

Columbus, Ohio’s own Two Cow Garage make their way into town this Saturday night for a headlining show at The Basement.  Fronted by Micah Schnabel, who’s voice could be the gritty, rock and roll compliment of Ben Gibbard, Two Cow Garage are vying to take their place in the emerging underground rock scene.  Opening are local acts Kent Goolsby and Todd Farrell.  [RH]

THE ROYAL CONCEPT W/ AMERICAN AUTHORS AND MISTER WIVES
@ The End
| 8pm | $12 | 18+

Swedish indie rockers The Royal Concept have been blowing up lately, fueled by the strength of their new, breakout hit “On Our Way” (check it out below), and with good reason! Their catchy, pop-fueled sensibilities, anthemic choruses, and live energy in infectious. Paired with breakout indie rockers American Authors (who we caught and loved at Lollapalooza) and Mister Wives, this might just be the best under the radar show of the weekend! [PO]

GREAT PEACOCK W/ TEDO STONE AND KELSEY WALDON
@ The Stone Fox | 9pm | $? | 18+

Acclaimed local Americana folk-pop duo Great Peacock, aka Andrew Nelson and Blount Floyd, will grace The Stone Fox’s golden stage with harmony-driven Southern ballads, bringing on that feeling of home. Tedo Stone, fellow This Is American Music four-piece based out of Atlanta, will open with a fuzzed-out country psych-pop set, as will local classic country singer-songwriter, Kelsey Waldron[SS]

TEA LEAF GREEN W/ THOMAS WYNN AND THE BELIEVERS
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm (doors at 6pm) | $15-$50 | 18+

Channeling the quintessential jam band vibes that so many of you long for, Tea Leaf Green is rolling through 3rd & Lindsley on Saturday night.  I had an incredible time the last time I saw these guys, and I’m not a jam band fan… and, no I wasn’t on drugs. [MH]

SUNDAY

OMEGA SWAN W/ COLD COLD SWEATS AND RACHEL OMEGA
@ The Basement | 8pm | $5 | 21+

We’ve told you about Omega Swan before when they released their video for “Planet Rad”.  We also told you at that time to go check them out as soon as you can.  Well, Sunday is the night, so head on over to The Basement to make all your space rock dreams come true. [MH]

IVAN AND ALYOSHA W/ MATRIMONEY, THE FALLS
@ 3rd & Lindsley | 8pm (doors at 6pm) | $12 | All Ages

Come one come all! If you’re of legal drinking age or you’re just getting dropped off by your mom, 3rd and Lindsley welcomes you and Pacific Northwest pop-folk purists Ivan and Alyosha. They top an amazing bill at only $12! Matrimoney has similar vibes to the headliners but are more keyboard oriented. A duo traveling all the way from Australia, The Falls are more stripped down, raw version of the first two acts mentioned. Enjoy an amazing triple dip of musical wonderfulness but be sure you check for their ID first when someone asks you to buy them a drink. [JR]

BLACK LIPS W/ TWEENS AND JP5
@ Exit/In | 8pm | $17ADV/$20DOS | 21+

Anything less than the word raucous to describe this lineup at Exit/In is a bastardization of the punk rock spirit. Just listening to Black Lips makes one want to throw glass bottles onto underpasses; play mailbox baseball out the side of my friend’s mom’s car that we stole for the night; or just get arrested for something stupid in general. Tourmates Tweens play lo-fi garage punk fronted by lead vocalist with a name that matches her voice, Bridget Battle. Because you already know what Black Lips sound like, here’s a track from the opener. Enjoy! [OF]

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS W/ T. HARDY MORRIS
@ Cannery Ballroom | 9pm | $20ADV/$25DOS | 18+

Cowpunk Southern Rock ’n’ Rollers the Drive-By Truckers bring their unique sound and sometimes shifting line-up to Music City. No word on if local favorite and former member Jason Isbell will be in attendance. The band’s Southern Rock Opera is an American version of Brit classic Tommy by The Who worth much, much more than just a casual listen. Up and coming country-fried psychedelic grudge rocker T. Hardy Morris fills out the Sunday Funday line-up in support of his debut release Audition Tapes available here on iTunes. [JR]

[HC] Harvey Coldstone
[JS] Jack Smith
[JR] Jacob Ryan
[JM] Jessika Malone
[KA] Kelsi Alexander
[LS] Lauren Strange
[MH] Matt Hall
[OF] Olivia Fay
[PO] Philip Obenschain
[RH] Ryne Hambright
[SM] Samantha Major
[SS] Sarah Sharp

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